Griffith Announces $459,764 ARC POWER Grant for Broadband Deployment in Bland County

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)
Tags: Economy

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced that Bland County has been awarded $459,764 for broadband deployment by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through its Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative.

“Access to reliable broadband is critical for participation in the 21st century economy,” said Griffith. “Today’s announcement of $459,764 for broadband deployment is great news. It will provide a significant boost to economic development and open doors to new opportunities for the people of Bland County.”

“Today’s announcement continues an ongoing commitment for innovative economic development in Virginia’s coal-impacted communities,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas. “Investing in key regional needs now will benefit the Region, and the rest of the country, well into the future.”

Griffith has long been a supporter of ARC and its mission. He has testified and submitted letters expressing his support during the appropriations process and voted for ARC funding, including in fiscal year 2019’s Energy and Water House appropriations bill.


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